Ascent of Silver Peak on 2012-07-20
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, July 20, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||10800 ft / 3291 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOne of the entries on Silver Peak claimed the two peaks, Highland and Silver, to be harder than doing Russel or Whitney. Given the round trip mileage and elevation greater than 6,000 feet, and the faint trails, scrambling and varied terrain, it's probably true, absent the altitude. The day was demanding and included nearly every kind of terrain, from well maintained PCT walk in for 4 miles, to use trails to no trails. There was boulder hopping, loose scree, loose sand, bushwacking through scrub trees, route finding around false summits, steep class 3 descents, and trail-less cross country descent into Noble Cyn which I messed up and lost my windbeaker as I struggled through a willow thicket.
Conversely, I had the mountains to myself, beautiful weather and scenery, and a challenging hike.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3118 ft / 949 m|
| Elevation Loss:||5428 ft / 1654 m|
| Distance:||7.5 mi / 12.1 km|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Weather:||clear, mild to warm, breezy at summit to 25 mph|
| Elevation Gain:||1542 ft / 469 m|
| Extra Loss:||783 ft / 238 m|
| Distance:||0.9 mi / 1.5 km|
| Trailhead:||10041 ft / 3060 m|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 34 Minutes|
| Elevation Loss:||4645 ft / 1416 m|
| Extra Gain:||1576 ft / 480 m|
| Distance:||6.6 mi / 10.6 km|
| Route:||buttress west from near bottom of pass with Highla|
| Trailhead:||Noble Lk trail in Noble Cyn 13869 ft / 4227 m|
| Time Down:||3 Hours 19 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Highland & Silver (0 nights total away from roads)|
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